In a press conference at the Australian Open, Alexander Zverev commented on Andy Murray's retirement from tennis. The German said: 'Obviously he's one of the best guys on tour outside the court.
He's always super nice to be around, super nice to kind of be in the locker room with. The media always kind of puts him as a boring guy who doesn't give interviews well or something like that. No, he's actually one of the funniest and coolest dudes out there.
We as players, the amount of support he got, as well, you can see how much we really like, really appreciate what he's done. So I hope he can really enjoy the last few months and just have a happy retirement.' Is there something other ATP players can do to get similar support from the women? 'I mean, this is a way deeper question.
I don't know. I don't know the answer to it. I would like to think I'm popular, but maybe for different reasons (smiling). I'm kidding, of course. Don't take it too seriously. Look, he's always a very supportive guy for equality, kind of for female rights, which I think in our sport we really show that we all are.
Our sport is one of the only sports where you have equal prize money, Grand Slams. You have actually true equality. Sometimes we even say we play five sets, they play three sets, but it's still equal prize money. I'm very proud of that.
I'm very proud of that as a tennis player. I'm really proud to say really I play a sport where, you know, it doesn't matter who you are, it doesn't matter where you're from, you have the same chances, women or men.
For me, he always says it publicly. I support him with that actually.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title